The Federal Government through the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, disclosed that the Second Niger Bridge, which was billed for completion last month (February) is already at 91% completion.
Fashola stated this in Abuja during the Special Weekly ministerial briefing at the State House.
He said the 206 billion naira project has directly employed 1,486 people, while 8,110 indirect jobs have equally been created.
The minister pegged major projects under the Presidential Infrastructure Development fund including the 375km Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway estimated at 797 billion naira; the 11.59km Second Niger Bridge at 206 billion naira and the 127km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at 310 billion naira, at 1.3 trillion naira.
He said Lagos Ibadan Express Way and Second Niger Bridge will be completed by the end of the year while the main Carriageway of Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano expressway is scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2023.